Geetesh Solanki is a health economist and senior specialist scientist at the Medical Research Council of South Africa, an Associate Health Researcher at the Health Economics Unit, School of Public Health, University of Cape Town and a Principal Consultant at NMG. Geetesh qualified as a dentist in 1984 and went on to complete a BA Honours in Sociology at the University of the Western Cape, a Masters in Public Health at University College London, and a Doctorate in Health Policy and Administration at the University of California at Berkeley. He has over 20 years’ experience consulting to medical schemes, employers, and health care provider groups. The impact of ageing and health care utilisation at the end of life are his primary research focus areas. His leisure interests include long distance running, tai-chi, yoga and hiking.